I’ve been busy planning for ALAMW and the YMAs – while I usually avoid the crowds, this year I need to be there as part of my Alex Award committee work. So here’s a little something to think about and explore while I finish the 2017 award work (feel free to get ready for the Big Reveal!).
Books, Reading, etc.
- Tracking Reader Habits? Luckily, the majority of mine is print and untrackable.
- Wondering what good books you missed in 2016? The WSJ has a list of the 20 that made their year.
- While 2016 seemed to have a higher than normal number of celebrity deaths, did you know about these literary losses?
- Fiction vs. Nonfiction: does the difference matter? Is there a difference?
- Valentine’s Day is coming – this interactive map of fictional romances in New York City is the perfect to share with students. Then have them update with local information!
- Word Births might be a fun winter display (my year produced “cyberculture” – who knew it was that old?)
- From detecting “fake news” (can we stop using that phrase?) to choosing courses, we can all use these Tips to Improve Critical Thinking. Or what about a course in The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science?
- It’s never too early to have students think about internet privacy and to reconsider how they’re using the web. And in filter bubble news, make sure everyone knows how Facebook Warps Our World.
- Schools have replacement cycles for tech, but upgrades just aren’t great anymore. Maybe time to rethink? And what about users skill levels?